What is the challenge?
The premise is that sugar causes inflammation in the colon of the horse much like wheat gluten is inflammatory in some people. Not all horses are affected the same way. Some have no problems, some have minor issues (slight girthiness) and others are affected in a big way with only small amounts of sugar.
- First – Read the article below called “Why horses should not be fed grain.” This includes corn, wheat, oats as well as carrots, treats and supplements with grain in them (wheat mids or middlings and others).
- Second – Get a calendar and circle the starting date and then write every sign you can think of that your horse is having a problem with. Over the next 2 weeks, write down your observations of these issues in your horses.
- Third – Feed only hay (grass or grass plus a legume like alfalfa), pasture, water and pure salt (Himalayan or rock).
- Fourth – After 2 weeks send me your diary (video in landscape is better) and give me permission to post it here so others can learn from your experience with the “2 week no-grain challenge. (All testimonies are written or expressed in their own words by their authors and are printed and posted with their permission).
This test costs you no money. If you can’t see any benefit then just go back to what you were doing. If your horse becomes skinny in 2 weeks either contact me or go back to what you were doing. It is ONLY 2 WEEKS. No one will die from this but if some or all of your issues disappear, won’t this test be worth it?
Still in doubt?? Scroll down and see or read the testimonials below. These are real people in their own words.
There are more articles and some links below to better understand horse nutrition and find materials to help your horse.
And when you’re ready, enroll in The Horsemanship Nutrition Course – a self paced and self testing course where you can really dig in and find out how the food that goes into your horse is first converted into fuel and second how that fuel is converted into energy within the cell. Once you understand this two step process you will completely understand how putting the wrong food into your horse leads directly to body inflammation and disease.